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Suspect Held Gun at Doctor’s Head, Demanded Cash, then Fled with Rx Pad (VIDEO)

Ferndale police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed suspect who attempted to rob a doctor’s office of cash, then left with a blank prescription pad.

Surveillance cameras captured this video showing a suspect entering a doctor's office, pulling out a gun and then fleeing. (Video courtesy of Ferndale Police Department)
Surveillance cameras captured this video showing a suspect entering a doctor's office, pulling out a gun and then fleeing. (Video courtesy of Ferndale Police Department)

A man Ferndale police said was intent on robbing a doctor’s office pointed a gun at a doctor’s head Monday afternoon, demanded money and, after being told there was no money in the office, grabbed a blank prescription pad and fled the building.

No one was injured and the only item that was taken was the prescription pad, Ferndale Police Det. Lt. William Wilson said in a news release. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect, whose actions were caught on surveillance video.

The robbery occurred at 4:05 p.m. at 808 Livernois.

Police said that moments before the crime, a white male likely involved went inside, asked if the office was closed, and walked out when he was told the office was closed.

Shortly thereafter, the armed gunman approached and entered and pulled a gun from his jacket.

The video shows him pointing a gun at the receptionist’s face and demanding money. When she said she had no money, he went to an examining room, where he held up the doctor at gunpoint.

If you are able to identify the suspect, call (248) 546-2396 or the crime tip line, 800-SPEAK-UP.


Sylvia Taylor April 01, 2014 at 11:12 PM
Writing your own prescriptions are we. Hope you got the DEA number.
Luther's Fan April 11, 2014 at 07:27 AM
Going to have to start locking doors and buzzing people into businesses. If they do not remove hats and face gear; no entry.

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